It's a shame the IT field is so bad in Dallas-Fort Worth that I have to head to a possible war zone just to find work! My unemployment benefits are running out, and there is nothing on the horizon. I'm not doing it so much for the money, but for the skills, experience, and sheer adventure. I am not married and have no kids. I will have a 1-year commitment to work for a government contractor to do IT work for a military base in Kuwait. I won't be living on the base, I will be sharing an aparment in Kuwait City. I have never been in the military, worked for a government contractor, worked overseas, or spent time in the middle east. If anyone could help me out with any insights or answers it would be greatly appreciated. 1. Have any of you spent time in the middle east, and/or Kuwait? What am I in for? 2. Have any of you worked for a government contractor? What is it like? 3. I am told that working overseas, my salary will be tax-free if I stay outside the U.S. for 330 consecutive days. What happens if I have to come back to the U.S.? Will my salary be taxable only for the pro-rated amount of time I am back in the U.S. or is it fully taxable? 4. To those who have worked overseas, was it worth it?